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Last Updated: 11/18/2018

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  #1

ARVA Light 2.00 Probe One Color, One Size

Model: ARVA   |    Mpn: SONLIGHT200   |    Ean: 3700507907099   |    PartNumber: SONLIGHT200   |   Asin: B01MG0VBLG

Weighing just 5. 3oz, the Light 200 Probe is Arva's lightest non-carbon offering and is perfect for heavy use in areas with shallower snowpacks. You give up 40cm of length from the Light 240, but save well over an ounce and get the same 7075 aluminum shaft, KEVLAR tension locking system, and 5cm depth markings. Whether you're just getting into the backcountry or looking for a simple and reliable probe, the Light 200's right up your alley.

Features

  • Material: aluminum
  • Length: 200cm
  • Deployment System: flash locking system
  • Claimed Weight: 5.3oz
  • Recommended Use: backcountry skiing, backcountry snowboarding
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Brand: Arva   |   Manufacturer: ARVA

Item Dimensions: 2 x 4 x 19 inches (5.1 x 10.2 x 48.3 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 2 x 4 x 19.5 inches (5.1 x 10.2 x 49.5 cm)

Amazon Price: $31.96 | as of 11/18/2018(2:33pm pst)
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  #2

Black Diamond Quickdraw Probe Tour

Model: BD1091020000ALL1   |    Mpn: 109102   |    PartNumber: 109102   |   Asin: B017P3NGPA

The Black Diamond QuickDraw Probe Tour 280 is probably the most versatile probe in Black Diamond's lineup, with an unbeatable balance of weight, performance, durability, and packability. The tough aluminum shaft deploys from the stuff sack with one pull of the QuickDraw system, the alloy tip is wider than the probe shaft for increased sensitivity, and the high-vis markings make snow study a breeze.

Features

  • Material: [shaft] aluminum, [tip] oversized alloy tip, [grip] Non-slip grip
  • Length: [extended] 280 cm (110 in)
  • Deployment System: QuickDraw
  • Rapid Deployment stuff sack included + High-visibility 1 cm markings
  • Weight: 342 g (12 oz)
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Brand: Black Diamond   |   Manufacturer: Black Diamond Equipment LTD

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  #3

Voile Tourlight Probe 260cm

Model: Voile   |    Mpn: 1170   |    PartNumber: 1170   |   Asin: B07CLH1H8R

From one of the most trusted names in backcountry travel comes a lightweight, easy to use avalanche probe--the Voile Tourlight Probe 260. The probe assembles in seconds by pulling the lead inner tube attached to a coated stainless steel cable, and locks into place with a simple, strong pop up button. Interior probe cables tend to stretch over time, so Voile has addressed this issue with a brass knob that is attached to the cable allowing you to tighten or loosen the tension. Markings on the probe are in 5-centimeter increments for easy and accurate depths readings in snow-study and rescue situations.

Features

  • Material: 7075-T6 Tempered Aluminum
  • Length: 260cm
  • Deployment System: speed cones
  • Storage Sack: included
  • Collapsed Length: 37cm
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Brand: Voile   |   Manufacturer: Voile

Item Dimensions: 2 x 4 x 17 inches (5.1 x 10.2 x 43.2 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 2 x 4 x 17 inches (5.1 x 10.2 x 43.2 cm)

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  #4

Backcountry Access Stealth 270 Probe One Size

 PartNumber: C1605003010   |   Asin: B01JQVN712

FEATURES of the Backcountry Access Stealth 270 Probes Quick-lock avalanche probes features the easiest and fastest assembly on the market, with no loose cable to cause hangups Reducing the number of segments and size of the probe bundle when disassembled in pack Stealth probes are built to last and save valuable seconds during an avalanche rescue when time matters The top segment stealthfully nests inside the next probe section

Features

  • Quick-lock avalanche probes features the easiest and fastest assembly on the market, with no loose cable to cause hangups
  • Reducing the number of segments and size of the probe bundle when disassembled in pack
  • Stealth probes are built to last and save valuable seconds during an avalanche rescue when time matters
  • The top segment stealthfully nests inside the next probe section
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Brand: Backcountry Access   |   Manufacturer: Backcountry Access Inc

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  #5

Demon United Snow Probe-Avalanche Probe 270cm

 Ean: 0854030008785   |    PartNumber: 9420   |   Asin: B07HZ522WG

If your testing snow depth or looking for a survivor this probe will help you get it done. Demon's 270cm aluminum quick draw probe will give you the quality you need without breaking the bank. Stay safe out there!

Features

  • Light weight aluminum construction- Easy to assemble and disassemble
  • 270 cm in length- 7.9 oz
  • Comes with carry bag- Anodized quality finish
  • Depth markers clearly show snow depth
  • Covered by Demon United's warranty
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Brand: Demon United   |   Manufacturer: Demon United

Amazon Price: $39.99 | as of 11/18/2018(2:33pm pst)
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  #6

BCA Stealth 300 Avalanche Probe

Model: 23A5003.1.1.1SIZ   |    Mpn: 23A5003.1.1.1SIZ_Rot/Schwarz_300 cm   |    Ean: 0886745611776   |    PartNumber: 23A5003.1.1.1SIZ_Rot/Schwarz_300 cm   |   Asin: B01H4TMBN8

Redesigned for this season, the depth-markings are easier to see, the stronger tip penetrates debris easier, and our Quick-Lock hardware allows for the best packability and deployment speed on the market. The Stealth 300 quick-lock avalanche probe features the easiest and fastest assembly on the market, with no loose cable to cause hangups. The top segment stealthfully nests inside the next probe section, reducing the number of segments and size of the probe bundle when disassembled in your pack. Equipped with laser etched depth markings for measuring snowpack and/or victim depth to determine the dimensions of the excavation area before shoveling. Stealth probes are built to last and save valuable seconds during an avalanche rescue when time matters.

Features

Brand: BCA   |   Manufacturer: BCA

Item Dimensions: 1.18 x 2.36 x 20.87 inches (3.0 x 6.0 x 53.0 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 2.25 x 2.25 x 20 inches (5.7 x 5.7 x 50.8 cm)

Amazon Price: $69.95 | as of 11/18/2018(2:33pm pst)
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  #7

Sun Company AvaGage - Avalanche Dange Slope Meter and Trail Inclinometer

 Ean: 0792758100001   |    PartNumber: 1000   |   Asin: B0090WQCQ0

Dual use: (1) Approximate avalanche danger and (2) slope of terrain for hikers/skiers. Demarked with 3 levels of approximate avalanche danger (red, orange, yellow). Includes 1 mm, 2 mm and 3 mm grids for examining snow crystals. Grooved base aligns with ski pole or trekking pole for sighting. Compact size: Fits easily in pocket or clips to parka, pack or vest. Numerals and markings are engraved and paint-filled for maximum readability and durability. Temperature range: -40 degrees F to +125 degrees F. Instructions included. IMPORTANT NOTE: Avalanches can and do occur over a wide range of slope angles, and are influenced by several factors other than angular slope. Do not travel in avalanche areas without prior avalanche safety training, and always be alert to avalanche danger and travel accordingly.

Features

  • DUAL USE - Shows (1) Approximate avalanche danger and (2) slope of terrain for hikers/skiers/snowboarders.
  • THREE LEVELS OF AVALANCHE DANGER - AvaGage's face is demarked with three easy-to-read levels of danger. Yellow represents low danger, orange represents moderate danger, and red represents high danger.
  • COMPACT SIZE - At only 2.9 wide and weighing in at only 0.6oz, AvaGage is the most compact avalanche danger indicator available. Easily attach to parka, pack, or vest with attached splitring.
  • GROOVED BASE - AvaGage snugly aligns with ski pole or trekking pole to aid in accurately measuring slope.
  • SNOW CRYSTAL GRIDS - On the back of AvaGage are three snow crystal grids (1mm, 2mm, and 3mm). Use the grids to measure snow crystal size and further gauge avalanche danger.
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Brand: Sun Company   |   Manufacturer: Sun Company

Package Dimensions: 1 x 3.8 x 5.8 inches (2.5 x 9.7 x 14.7 cm)

Amazon Price: $15.50 | as of 11/18/2018(2:33pm pst)
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  #8

Backcountry Access Stealth 240 Probes One Size

Model: 23A5000.1.1.1SIZ   |    Mpn: 23A5000.1.1.1SIZ_Rot/Schwarz_240 cm   |    Ean: 0886745611851   |    PartNumber: 23A5000.1.1.1SIZ_Rot/Schwarz_240 cm   |   Asin: B01H4TMBT2

Redesigned for this season, the depth-markings are easier to see, the stronger tip penetrates debris easier, and our Quick-Lock hardware allows for the best packability and deployment speed on the market. Stealth probes are built to last and save valuable seconds during an avalanche rescue when time matters. As the all in one probe, the Stealth 240 avalanche probe is an industry standard length, compact, lightweight, and economical. The Stealth 240 quick-lock avalanche probes features the easiest and fastest assembly on the market, with no loose cable to cause hangups. The top segment stealthfully nests inside the next probe section, reducing the number of segments and size of the probe bundle when disassembled in your pack. Equipped with laser etched depth markings for measuring snowpack and/or victim depth to determine the dimensions of the excavation area before shoveling. Stealth probes are built to last and save valuable seconds during an avalanche rescue when time matters.

Features

Brand: BCA   |   Manufacturer: BCA

Item Dimensions: 1.18 x 2.36 x 18.11 inches (3.0 x 6.0 x 46.0 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 1.5 x 2.6 x 17 inches (3.8 x 6.6 x 43.2 cm)

Amazon Price: $49.92 | as of 11/18/2018(2:33pm pst)
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  #9

Black Diamond Quickdraw Probe Carbon 320

 PartNumber: 109104   |   Asin: B06Y3M3Q1P

When ounces count but safety can't be compromised, the Black Diamond Quickdraw Carbon Fiber Probe 240 gives you a strong, functional probe with added weight savings. This ultralight probe features our QuickDraw ferrule speed deployment system that provides nearly instantaneous deployment when time is of the essence, and the rapid deployment stuff sack makes for clean storage in your pack. Attention: Black Diamond can be shipped only within the United States and Canada.

Features

  • Material: Carbon Fiber
  • Weight: 240 g, 8.5 oz
  • Length: 240 cm, 94 in
  • Markings: 5 cm markings
  • Tip: Oversized, durable alloy tip improves probing sensitivity by creating a hole wider than the probe shaft
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Brand: Black Diamond   |   Manufacturer: Black Diamond

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  #10

KLIM Back Country Probe Snowmobile Tool Accessories

 PartNumber: 5064-000-000-000   |   Asin: B009R6I3V6

When seconds count, an avalanche probe needs to be ready in an instant and tough enough for motor sports abuse. KLIM's aluminum probe is ready in an instant with a cable pull/lock that snaps the 3-meter pole's sections together in seconds and it's high-quality laser-etched depth gauge gives you quick visual confirmation immediately

High-quality aluminum 3-meter pole length Quick together cable pull/lock system Laser-etched depth gauge Carrying bag included

Features

  • Color: Black
  • Size: One Size
  • Klim Back Country Probe Snowmobile Tool Accessories
  • 2014 Model
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Brand: KLIM   |   Manufacturer: Klim

Package Dimensions: 1.4 x 4.15 x 20.3 inches (3.6 x 10.5 x 51.6 cm)

Amazon Price: $69.99 | as of 11/18/2018(2:33pm pst)
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  #11

Ortovox Unisex Probe Alu 240

Asin: B076JLW888

A rookie's probe with quick-lock assembly system: the ALU 240 is reduced to the essentials. The quick-lock assembly system allows for quick and simple set up. It is therefore ready for use in just seconds, and can be collapsed and folded just as quickly. The tension can be set by simply turning the optimized adjusting screw. The large probe tip, which has a significantly larger diameter compared to the probe elements, ensures improved penetration. The low weight of just 200g is achieved by using aluminum with a diameter of 11mm. As with all our probes, the ALU 240 features easy-to-read depth markers, a clear 1-meter marker and an orange bottom segment to optimally adapt the shoveling strategy.

Features

  • Aramid tensioning system
  • Small pack size
  • Quick-lock assembly system
  • Adjusting screw for optimum assembly
  • Depth markers
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Brand: Ortovox

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  #12

Backcountry Access BCA Shovels Probes Stealth 330 Probe

 Ean: 0886745784012   |    PartNumber: C1805001010   |   Asin: B07GM5T3R3

Our Stealth avalanche probes feature the easiest and fastest assembly on the market, with no loose cable to cause hangups. The top segment stealthfully nests inside the next probe section, reducing the number of segments and size of the probe bundle when disassembled in your pack. Equipped with laser-etched depth markings for measuring snowpack and/or victim depth to determine the dimensions of the excavation area before shoveling. Our Quick-Lock hardware allows for the best packability and deployment speed on the market. Stealth probes are built to last and save valuable seconds during an avalanche rescue when time matters.

Features

Brand: Backcountry Access   |   Manufacturer: Backcountry Access

Package Dimensions: 2 x 3.75 x 19 inches (5.1 x 9.5 x 48.3 cm)

Amazon Price: $79.95 | as of 11/18/2018(2:33pm pst)
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  #13

K2 Avalanche Probe - Carbon

Model: S11181110-P   |   Asin: B008EQHUDC

Flexible probes are adequate for collecting snow-pit data and identifying crevasses, and we hope that's the only time you ever need your probe. But when it's time to locate a buried avalanche victim, a more flexible or fragile model could be a fatal mistake. So even though our probes are as light as anything you'll find on the market, we're most proud of the fact that they're among the strongest and stiffest available.

Features

  • LENGTH: Extended 300cm/Packed size: 42cm
  • WEIGHT: 300cm Carbon: 290g / 300cm Aluminum: 360g
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Brand: K2   |   Manufacturer: K2

Package Dimensions: 15 x 15 x 20 inches (38.1 x 38.1 x 50.8 cm)

First Available: 2012-09-01

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  #14

Mammut Probe 280 Fast Lock

Model: Mammut   |   Asin: B07HHBSK6X

If you're willing to trade a few ounces for some extra length when you're traveling in areas with deeper snowpacks, pack up the Mammut Probe 280 Fast Lock. It's made of durable aluminum for 280cm of reliable probing, and it assembles quickly via Mammut's Fast Lock system, so you never have to burn valuable seconds putting your probe together or worry about it coming apart when you're at work. The drop-shape tip penetrates hard snow easily and precise depth markings help you easily gauge the depth of the snowpack.

Features

  • Material: aluminum
  • Length: 280cm (9ft 2in)
  • Deployment System: Fast Lock
  • Storage Sack: probe cover
  • Collapsed Length: 17in
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Brand: Mammut   |   Manufacturer: Mammut

Item Dimensions: 2 x 4 x 20 inches (5.1 x 10.2 x 50.8 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 2 x 4 x 20 inches (5.1 x 10.2 x 50.8 cm)

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  #15

Mammut Probe 320 Fast Lock

Model: Mammut   |   Asin: B07HHCWQCH

The Mammut Probe 320 Fast Lock is here for mountain guides and aspiring backcountry skiers of all stripes. The generous 320-centimeter length means you can better detect deeply buried victims, or take measurements in deep snowpack, while the 45-centimeter collapsed length allows this probe to fit easily into most ski-touring packs. Since time is of the essence in a backcountry emergency, Mammut used its Fast Lock deploy system to help you save time when it really counts, and the 13mm diameter aluminum shaft is plenty durable to handle even the stiffest of avalanche debris.

Features

  • Material: aluminum
  • Length: 320cm
  • Deployment System: Fast Lock
  • Storage Sack: included
  • Collapsed Length: 45cm
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Brand: Mammut   |   Manufacturer: Mammut

Item Dimensions: 2 x 4 x 20 inches (5.1 x 10.2 x 50.8 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 2 x 4 x 20 inches (5.1 x 10.2 x 50.8 cm)

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  #16

Mammut Carbon Probe 280 Fast Lock

Model: Mammut   |   Asin: B07HHBP2BB

Shave precious weight off your backcountry safety kit with the Mammut Carbon Probe 280 Fast Lock. This ultralight carbon probe is incredibly strong, ensuring years of longevity when you're performing snow safety drills in the backcountry. The Fast Lock system ensures a quick and sturdy connection interface in emergency and practice scenarios, and the probe collapses down to a mere 45 centimeters for compact storage in your pack.

Features

  • Material: carbon
  • Length: 280cm
  • Deployment System: Fast Lock
  • Storage Sack: included
  • Collapsed Length: 45cm
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Brand: Mammut   |   Manufacturer: Mammut

Item Dimensions: 2 x 4 x 20 inches (5.1 x 10.2 x 50.8 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 2 x 4 x 20 inches (5.1 x 10.2 x 50.8 cm)

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  #17

Ortovox Probe Carbon 280+ PFA-280cm

Asin: B07J5MWJ53

Protection is ORTOVOX's highest priority. As our number one brand value, it is the central focus of all of our activities. Here, protection refers not only to products that protect against the elements in dangerous situations on the mountain, but also includes the protection of humans and nature. Safe and fair working conditions are prime examples of this, as are the highest standards of animal protection on our Tasmanian merino farms.

Features

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  #18

Tourlight Probe 260Cm

Model: Voile   |    Mpn: 1170   |    Ean: 0759948117003   |    PartNumber: 1170   |   Asin: B000RRSOYA

One of the easiest and fastest to assemble avalanche probes. Speed cones attached to the end of each probe section speed up assembly. It assembles in seconds by pulling the lead inner tube attached to a coated stainless steel cable. It locks into place with a simple, strong pop-button. The probe includes 5 cm increment lazer etched depth markings for accurate snow depth checks. The stainless steel cable has an adjustment knob to adjust cable tension if the probe is loose when assembled. Includes nylon storage bag. The storage bag has strap loops to strap the probe to any shovel handle.

Features

Brand: Voile   |   Manufacturer: Voile

Item Dimensions: 1 x 12 x 15 inches (2.5 x 30.5 x 38.1 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 1.34 x 3.07 x 15.59 inches (3.4 x 7.8 x 39.6 cm)

Amazon Price: $43.05 | as of 11/18/2018(2:33pm pst)
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